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    Default Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    Has anyone else had this happen to their Vuitton hardware? I only buy from vuitton boutiques yet the gold fades with use and time. I am shocked because the sales people always tell me it is brass. Brass doesn't wear off though. I have a coach bag, not my favorite designer but the brass looks as good as it did when I bought it.

    So far my Beverly clasp, my key chain and the zipper on the pouch have faded, making it look fake. Also, my pouchette zipper and d rings have faded. They all have faded to a dull silver color. What's the point of buying real if this happens after spending thousands on my bags. I still love them and won't stop buying them but am very disappointed.
    Just wondering if any one else has had this issue as well?

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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    I have heard of the hardware chipping/wearing off. I imagine LV would fix it for you, especially if it's not that old.

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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    Yes unfortunately it happens. I still love my bags, I just try to ignore it's normal wear flaws.

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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    i hardly use my Speedy 25 and my lock is tarnished...i hate that...
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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    I have some gold chipping on my little accessories... especially the zipper pulls. Stinks.. but I still love LV.

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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    My 'SA' swears it is solid brass! I haven't tried it, but if that is true, it should clean up (return to brass colour) with brass cleaner!

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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    It is polished brass and will be good as new if you use brass cleaner.

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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    Has anyone tried out the brass cleaner on a bag yet?

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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    I have used brass cleaner on the hardware of some of my older all weather leather Dooney handbags. I am careful not to let the cleaner touch the leather. the polish definitely gets rid of the tarnish, but does not make it look brand new.
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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    Brass polish will definitely help if the bag is not too old.
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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    yea it does fades! when i got my first LV i got very paranoid thinking if im doing somthing wrong.
    finally got the choo candy clutch in PINK

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    Default Re: Authentic Vuitton Gold Hardware Fades???

    I'm pretty sure all "brass" on LV is actually silver material coated with brass. I've never understood why LV doesn't use SOLID brass. I expect my bags to last when I spend thousands of dollars on them!

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